About 17 persons have been killed in multiple fresh suicide attacks in a Maiduguri suburb, the police confirmed on Monday.

The spokesman of Borno State Police Command Victor Isuku, said this in a press statement, adding that that five female suicide bombers besieged a settlement, Kofa in Konduga local government area of the troubled state to wreak the havoc.

He said the suicide bombers were all lost with twelve other persons in the explosions that also got eleven others injured, at the settlement about eight kilometres from Maiduguri.

The statement read: “Multiple suicide bomb attacks happened yesterday Sunday 18/6/2017, at about 2030hrs, five female suicide bombers detonated IED strapped to their bodies in Kofa community, which is about 8km from Maiduguri town and situated along Maiduguri- Konduga road.